My Top 5 Inspirational Songs
Don’t Stop Believing, by Journey
A classic power ballad made popular again by the hit show Glee, this song was my anthem a couple summers ago.
Favorite Line: “Working hard to get my fill, but everybody wants a thrill.”
Man in the Mirror, by Michael Jackson
Say what you want to about his life, but this song is powerful. It echoes the saying “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
My favorite memory of this song was from our trip to Greece. We were on a cruise ship touring some Greek isles when this song came on over the speakers. I turned around to see that the Greek man at the photo booth and I were both singing along to it. We made eye contact, smiled, and kept on.
Favorite Line: “Who am I to be blind, pretending not to see their needs?”
Beautiful Day, by U2
This song reminds me that every day is a gift. Don’t take tomorrow for granted. Find the beauty in today because it’s all around you.
Favorite Line: “After the flood all the colors came out.”
Wonderful, by Gary Go
If you’re a normal human being, you have often questioned your purpose. Most likely there have been moments in your life when you step back and wonder why you’re here, at this place, at this time. You have regrets. You feel like you don’t measure up. But in reality, you are made in the image of God. You are wonderful.
Favorite Line: “We are all miracles wrapped up in chemicals.”
Wavin’ Flag, by K’naan
I can’t help but get pumped up by the chorus of this song. It’s so full of hope and energy and excitement about the future. This has been my absolute favorite song since the first time I heard it.
Favorite Line: “When I get older, I will be stronger. They’ll call me freedom, just like a wavin’ flag.”
There are at least four different versions of this song, but this one is my favorite. It was the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
He also has a version featuring Will.I.Am which is really cool and more like the original.
And then there is a version for Haiti performed by a variety of pop artists, reminiscent of We Are the World.
So those are my top five, but I would be remiss if I didn’t throw out some honorable mentions.
Fix You, by Coldplay
One Day, by Matisyahu
Swim, by Jack’s Mannequin
Live Like We’re Dying, by Kris Allen
Hold On, by Wyclef Jean
Ok, so I guess it’s more like a top ten, but it’s my blog. I can do what I want.